Dubai International Airport is gaining momentum as a world cargo hub. Year after year it moves upward in the Airports Council International ranking of freight throughputfrom No. 29 in 2000 to No. 22 in 2001, No. 20 in 2002, No. 19 in 2003 and No. 18 in 2004. It very rapidly is closing in on established world airports like Amsterdam Schiphol, Chicago O'Hare and London Heathrow, which ranked respectively 15th, 16th and 17th last year. A comparison with LHR illustrates the growth: Heathrow ...

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